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This was the only time I got to see Montreal’s Parlovr play during NXNE.
They played during the day at Yonge Dundas Square.
It was a scorcher of a set.
I have been a big fan of Parlovr (Pronounced Parlour) since they burst out into the scene with their catchy pop rock anthem sing-along “Pen To Paper” from their debut self-titled album.
Since then the band has opened up to such bands like Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Handsome Furs, Surfer Blood, Born Ruffians & Tokyo Police Club.
The band being signed to Dine Alone Records in 2010.
Finally the wait is over and after long delays, Kooksoul will see the light of day on May 15, 2012.
Indie sloppy alterna-pop rockers Parlovr (pronounced Parlour, but lately have been going with its spelled named) is my favorite Montreal band.
While we wait breathlessly for their second album to drop, “Kook Soul” on Dine Alone Records, with word this will be sometime in spring 2012, listen to “Holding On To Something”.
After seeing Roberta Bondar and missing Bad Vibrations and Shameless at Babylon.
I headed up to Café Nostalgica (which I thought was suppose to be closed in September in rebuilding it) to see Montreal’s Cobra & Vultures.
If you don’t know they were formerly known as Nightwood.
This was their first show in Ottawa with the new name.
They were a last minute addition in opening up for Toronto’s The Mark Inside.
I always wondered what was going on in the Nightwood camp.
Besides the drummer Jeremy who has been busy with Parlovr. (Guys when is the new album??)
Anyways back on the topic.
Low and behold, received an email from them here and is what I got.
Friends, we are pleased to present our band. We still love Nightwood, but that is now a band from before, and here is Cobra & Vulture.
Don’t worry! Same band members just a different name.
The band just released an EP called Seer. Which is free to download on their Bandcamp.
All four tracks are around 2 minutes.
It’s very different from what Nightwood.
Less heavy with the guitars (exception on Future Tension & Fortue) but more catchy and experimental with a hint of lo-fi.
Great songwriting from the band.
I really like all four tracks.
I didn’t get to see their set on May 7th at Raw Sugar Cafe.
So I have to use photos of them from Pop Montreal in 2009.
I managed to do a interview with Montreal’s Cotton Mouth.
Since Parlovr is one of my favorite bands at the moment.
Here is the gist of what Cotton Mouth is.
The band was started up by Martin Horn (Pictured in the bottom) who is also a producer.
He produced Parlovr and Nightwood‘s album.
His backing band is the members of Parlovr.
The music is familiar to Parlovr and Nightwood.
But its more indie rock poppy and experimental.
Listen to the interview I did with Martin, Alex and Jeremy. (Louis was not there because he was resting in the van)
This is another of my favorite and funny interview.
I asked on how the band was formed, asked Martin on being a producer and a musician, name dropping Nightwood, Jeremy and Alex if Martin is a tough producer and my horrible french.
Check out and listen to Cotton Mouth’s Black Hand.
Video by Brian Goldschmied.
The members consist of:
They played a stripped down performance of two songs from their full length album “Carta Marina”:
Nightwood was totally amazing to see them sing in a acoustic/strip down atmosphere.
It was a great time seeing them play.
The members are really nice and had a great time.
Here is the audio interview with the band.
The band will try and figure out where to play in Ottawa.
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